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Tina Turner Live 1984

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BY KURT LODER | October 11, 1984
From Rolling Stones Archives Issue 432

At three o’clock in the morning, in a hotel room high above still-glimmering Montreal, Tina Turner is plugging into the universal buzz: nam-myo-ho-renge-kyo, nam-myo-ho-renge-kyo, nam-myo-ho-renge-kyo. The words are Japanese, but shaped by that dark, burnished voice, now pulsing with reined power, they sound like some plaintive native-American lament — an effect perhaps subliminally suggested by the dramatic sweep of Tina’s high, part-Cherokee cheekbones.

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“The South African Queen”

A compilation of various TV reports from Tina Turner’s “Wildest Dreams Tour” in South Africa 1996. Includes shooting of On Silent Wings video clip as well as rehearsals and interviews!

Edited by Ben

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The Millennium Tour Visits Groningen

Tina Turner - Groningen - July 18, 2000 - ticket

By Sjef – It has already been fifteen years since Tina Turner’s Twenty Four Seven ‘Millennium’ tour was rumbling through Europe. During a particularly grey and wet summer, the rock and roll circus put up its tents in all the major cities: Paris, London, Berlin and… Groningen?! Yes, that’s right, Groningen – if you don’t know it: Google it!

Photos by Sjef

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One Night in Paris

Tina Turner - Stade De France - Paris 2000

It was fifteen years ago today! Fifteen years! And yet it still feels like yesterday.

Back in 2000, Tina Turner was back on the road with the massive stadium Twenty Four Seven World Tour. And of course, France is always on the map when it comes to Tina tours.

Take a 60 years old Rock Legend, add a 2 hours non-stop show and 80.0000 people cheering and you’ll end up with probably the best concert you’ll ever seen!

And since we like celebrations on the Tina Turner Blog, let’s celebrate this amazing show with photos and audio from that evening!

Enjoy and let us know what you think! Oh and don’t miss the very special sing along version of “The Best”…

Photos by Ben

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Happily Ever After

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Tina Turner and husband Erwin Bach were spotted this week in Zurich! And since today is July 4th, we would like to wish them a very happy second wedding anniversary! For more photos from this event read inside the article! You can also read a nice report from People magazine about it!

Moreover, we would like to remind you that Private Dancer 30Th Anniversary was released last week on CD and LP!
Order it here on Amazon! 

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“Lady in White”

Tina Turner & Erwin Bach - Zurich July 2015

Tina Turner & Erwin Bach - Zurich July 2015 2Tina Turner and husband Erwin Bach were spotted this week near Zurich visiting Emil Frey’s ‘Classic Car Center’. And for the occasion we get to see Tina in full white suit which is too rare not too be noticed!

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TINA Musical Project

Tina Turner - Joop Van den ende Musical  - 2015

Queen has We Will Rock You, Abba has Mama Mia, Gloria Estefan just launched her “Get on Your Feet” show…. Musical blockbusters!
Tina Turner’s life has already been portrayed a few times on stage but never a big dimension project. However it seems like things are going to change… After years of mentioning it in several interviews, a real project with an official involvement from Tina herself will probably see the light of the day in the near future thanks to Dutch theatrical producer Joop Van Den Ende.

If it does happen that means that Tina will also get involved in promoting the musical in some sort of way so that’s something to look forward to!
Thanks to DJ for the info!

Video from Dutch RTL Boulevard here. 

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Mother Within (Heavenly Home)

Tina Turner - Mother Within -Heavenly Home - Motherless Child - Beyond 2015

“Sometimes i am exhausted and driven Lord,
Sometimes i don’t know where to go
My Mother, and Father, don’t own me
So i’ll try to too make Heaven
My Home”

By Ben – Today marks the anniversary of the release last year, of the third album of the so far Beyond trilogy “Beyond, Love Within“. With Tina’s participation on a few songs, the result was once again excellent and haunting; Bringing back her gospel roots while mixing it with her buddhist faith, a challenge for Turner who add another feather in her cap in World Music thanks to the creativity of good friend Regula Curti and the work of Swiss music producer Roland Frei.

Today, we focus once again on ‘Love Within’ but with a new and special upload! The “Heavenly Home” mix version of “Mother Within’ that was not included in the album. A shorter and bit more up-tempo version of the song to put it in a nutshell!

And for the occasion and for all your delight, a new video for the song created by Ben! Enjoy!

Lyrics inside the post! 

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Romeo & Tina

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Tina Turner - Zurich Opera - May 2015

Tina Turner was spotted last night attending a representation of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet, at Zurich Opera! Looks like Armani works everywhere!

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Private Dancer “30th Anniversary”

Tina Turner - Private Dancer 30th Anniversary - 2015

After the announcement of the Japanese release of Tina Turner’s Private Dancer album, the Queen milestone album is also being re-released by Warner UK to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

A special edition of the legendary singer’s album will be put out on June 29, 31 years after its release on June 1984.

The re-issue includes re-mastered versions of the the original tracks, including What’s Love Got To Do With It and Let’s Stay Together, along with a second disc of 12″ mixes, b-sides, three non-album singles and her duet with Bryan Adams It’s Only Love.

The collection also features the track Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) (with B.E.F.) recorded with Martin Ware from Heaven 17.

Private Dancer originally peaked at Number 2 in the UK and to date has spent 150 weeks on the Official Albums Chart. Tuner has since scored a further eight UK Top 10 albums, including the chart-topping Foreign Affair in 1989.

Pre-Order “Private Dancer 30th Anniversary” on LP here
Pre-Order “Private Dancer 30th Anniversary” on double cd here
Pre-Order “Private Dancer 30th Anniversary” Japan Import here

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